Historic venue revamp draws back anglers

A venue that helped shape the modern day commercial fishery scene has bounced back to its best after a major makeover.

The Midlands complex was one of the first to provide anglers with arm aching sport from carp in the 1980s but that has all changed now, with huge bags of bream, skimmers and silverfish the target of the regulars.

All tactics have scored well, with 100lb of bream on the feeder and 40lb of ‘bits’ on the pole easily achievable in a day’s sport.
Kamasan Starlets ace and England Juniors manager Joe Roberts is just one of the many anglers that has been competing in the recent series of matches at the complex and told Angling Times.

“I used to fish this venue over two decades ago with big homemade wagglers for the carp but it’s all changed now. Bream and silvers are the target and it’s certainly in the best form it’s even been in,” explained Joe.

To find out more about the rejuvenated day ticket water, pick up a copy of next week’s Angling Times, on the shelves from Tuesday July 16.